A change in the weather – New moths

Things have been fairly quiet on the moth front recently. Numbers have been avergae but the same old species were showing up all the time.

Last saw a change in the weather however, with much warmer overnight temperatures – the minimum was 11ºC, light winds and some rain. This led to some new species in the trap. The catch was:

  • 3x Early Thorn
  • 8x Hebrew Character
  • 2x Small Quaker
  • 1x Twenty-plume Moth*
  • 2x Water Carpet*
  • 1x Red Chestnut
  • 1x Garden Carpet*
  • 4x Common Quaker
  • 2x Shoulder Stripe
  • 1x Dark Sword Grass (first this year)
  • 1x Double-striped pug
  • 1x Brindled Pug
  • 1 As yet unidentified Micro*

*= New Garden Record


The stats so far are.


Number of species: 30

Moths: 320

All time

Number of species: 51

Moths: 515

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